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Highly Experienced Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Palm Desert, CA

A proficient attorney will help you qualify for workers’ compensation benefits

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Castillo & Associates are highly experienced workers’ compensation lawyers serving Palm Desert, CA. Todos hablamos Español.

The State of California has special procedures and a separate judicial system when employees are injured on the job. By law, employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, or they will face criminal and/or civil penalties. When a worker is injured while at work, he or she must go through his or her employer’s workers’ compensation insurance to obtain coverage. 

If you were injured while at work, understanding the workers’ compensation process can be challenging, and obtaining the benefits you deserve can be difficult. Fortunately, you do not have to go through the process alone. Obtain the support of a qualified workers’ compensation attorney to obtain the benefits you deserve. Castillo & Associates is a workers’ compensation law firm serving Palm Desert, CA and our lawyers and support staff have decades of experience, and have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation.

Comprehensive Advice and Legal Assistance With Workers’ Compensation Claims

Castillo & Associates is your resource for legal advice and proficient representation in your work injury claim. Whether you have been injured while completing a work-related task or were exposed to toxic substances at work that made you ill, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. To ensure your claim has the best opportunity at being successful, consider scheduling a no-obligation consultation with the experienced Palm Desert workers’ compensation lawyers at Castillo & Associates today. 

Palm Desert CAWho is Eligible to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

The workers’ compensation system in California ensures that workers who have been injured while completing a work-related task are provided benefits that will help them through their recovery. When certain conditions are met, any worker who has been injured in the workplace should receive benefits without having to prove that the injury was caused as a result of the employer’s negligence. 

Workers, however, will be denied benefits if their injury was caused as a result of the following:

  • Self-infliction;
  • Caused while committing a felony;
  • A physical fight started by the injured worker; or
  • An intoxication of alcohol or other substance

Types of Injuries Covered By Workers’ Compensation

Any workplace injury or ailment will be covered by workers’ compensation, and this includes psychological trauma. Injuries that were partially inflicted by the work-related accident, or a pre-existing injury that was further aggravated by work will also be covered by workers’ compensation. Some of the most common work-related injuries are repetitive motion injuries, such as carpal tunnel, and lower back injuries. 

According to the California Labor Code §3208, the two general types of injuries covered by workers’ compensation are:

  1. Specific Injuries – Specific injuries are the result of an incident that causes a worker to require medical treatment and/or miss work. Specific injuries can result from an accident, such as an explosion, a slip and fall, or being crushed by heavy machinery. 
  2. Cumulative Trauma – Cumulative trauma occurs from a repetitive physical or mental injury that transpires over an extended period of time. These injuries also cause a worker to obtain medical treatment and they also typically result in incapacity. In many cases, these injuries occur as a result of doing uncomfortable activities for several months or years. 

California’s Statute of Limitations on Workers’ Compensation Claims

A majority of workers’ compensation claims are denied as a result of an expired statute of limitations. While workers have a legal right to benefits, benefits may be denied when an employer has not been properly notified or the claim has not been processed. In California, employers must be notified within 30 days from the date the injury was inflicted, or the discovery of the illness was made. If an employer is not notified within 30 days, which prevents the employer from investigating the injury and the cause of the injury, workers’ compensation benefits may be denied. 

Discover if You Are Eligible for Workers’ Compensation Benefits With a No-Obligation Consultation

Taking the right set of actions after a work-related injury is critical to a successful claim. However, although notifying an employer and meeting deadlines are crucial to a claim, there is far more to a workers’ compensation claim than filling out forms. At the end of the day, insurance carriers are for-profit businesses, and they do not like paying out claims. Insurance companies will do all they can to dispute benefit amounts or deny claims altogether. As a result, it is highly recommended to obtain the legal guidance and representation of a qualified attorney who is knowledgeable in workers’ compensation claims. 

Castillo & Associates are exceptionally qualified in complex workers’ compensation cases. The firm understands what is needed to dispute claim denials and establish the law and facts in your favor that will help you recover the compensation you deserve. Consider obtaining the support of the expert Palm Desert workers’ comp attorneys at Castillo & Associates. For a risk-free consultation, call 760-863-4800 today. 

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